1 Christ is our Master, Lord, and God,
the fullness of the Three in One.
His life, death, righteousness, and blood
our faith’s foundation are alone;
his Godhead and His death shall be
our theme to all eternity.
2 On him we’ll venture all we have,
our lives, our all, to him we owe.
None else is able us to save,
naught but the Savior will we know;
this we subscribe with heart and hand,
resolved through grace thereby to stand.
3 This now with heav'n’s resplendent host
we echo through the church of God.
Throughout the world we make our boast
of Jesus’ saving death and blood;
we loud, like rushing streams, combine
in showing forth his love divine.
John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…